Columbian College About Hero

 

Our scope, our people and our history make Columbian College

a center of learning like none other.

 

 

About Columbian College


 

 

GW CCAS students inside SEH

 

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is GW’s intellectual and creative backbone—a place where research thrives, critical thinking is encouraged, collaboration is constant and real-world training goes hand-in-hand with learning.

As pioneers of the Engaged Liberal Arts, we equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be effective, responsible 21st-century citizens.

 


The Engaged Liberal Arts in Action

Speed Thesis: 3MT Comes to Columbian College

Columbian College PhD students stepped up to a speed-challenge in the college’s first Three Minute Thesis Competition. Political Science’s Elizabeth Pertner won first prize.

Physics, Professionally Speaking

Alexander van der Horst’s redesigned capstone course equips physics students with the oral, written and ethical expertise needed to succeed in 21st-century careers.

Mission: Rescue the Bay

Biology’s Keryn Gedan leads her student researchers into the Eastern Shore marshes of the Chesapeake Bay, where sea level is rising at three times the global average.

 


Our Scope

Columbian College is GW’s largest and most comprehensive academic unit. It's home to 42 academic departments, three affiliated schools, 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 28 research centers and nearly 500 full-time faculty—including Fulbright and Guggenheim scholars, award-winning artists, cutting-edge scientists and critically acclaimed authors.

Chartered Columbian College

 

4 blocks from the White House

 

Columbian College is GW's largest academic unit

 

 


Our People

 


Our History

 


Marc Albert

Marc Albert

BA '70, History

"GW is really the foundation of everything that I am, everything that I've accomplished, everything that I'm interested in. It was really the beginning of the wonderful life here in Washington. I've practiced law, first with the justice department and then in private practice I am involved in many, many non-profit foundations... My GW education never ended since I've left as a student."